FUNimation Announces The Biggest, Baddest Dragon Ball Z Giveaway on Earth

Jul 18th 2006
Seven lucky winners will compete for the ultimate prize - One Wish!

FORT WORTH, TX -- July 17, 2006 -- FUNimation Entertainment, the market share leader for home video sales of Japanese animation in the United States, announced today that it has launched The Biggest, Baddest Dragon Ball Z Giveaway on Earth. Fans can enter the giveaway at www.dragonballz.com, or stop by FUNimation's booth #3329 at this year's Comic Con in San Diego.

Staying true to the storyline that has made Dragon Ball Z such a popular series, FUNimation's The Biggest, Baddest Dragon Ball Z Giveaway on Earth involves seven Dragon Balls. In the Dragon Ball sagas, anyone who unites the seven Dragon Balls receives one wish from Shenron, the eternal dragon. In The Biggest, Baddest Dragon Ball Z Giveaway on Earth, seven lucky grand prize winners will each receive a one-of-a-kind Dragon Ball, a TV, a Dragon Ball Z movie pack, a set of ATARI® Video Games, and a trip to participate in a final event where one contestant will win their wish such as a new car, a luxury cruise or even a trip to Japan.

"Dragon Ball Z is one of the most popular anime series that has ever reached the United States" said Gen Fukunaga, president and CEO of FUNimation Entertainment. "The Biggest, Baddest Dragon Ball Z Giveaway on Earth includes our major Dragon Ball Z licensees and is a terrific lead-in to the release of the final Dragon Ball Z movie, Wrath of the Dragon, on September 12."

The Dragon Ball Z series has helped make anime a successful form of mainstream entertainment in the United States. Anime Insider, a leading publication covering the U.S. anime industry, says, "Dragon Ball Z has been called the Greatest Action Cartoon of all Time, and it's true!"

Dragon Ball Z is the explosive sequel to Dragon Ball. The series follows the adventures of Goku and his son Gohan as they team up with their friends to battle evil forces throughout the universe to protect their beloved planet earth. Some of the worldwide successes in the Dragon Ball franchise include:

" Evergreen Brand - Over 10 Years on Television
" Over 25 Million units of Dragon Ball Z Home Video sold domestically
" #1 U.S. Home Video Sales for Anime Series of all time
" 24 Dragon Ball, Z & GT video games with sales exceeding 10 Million units
" Dragon Ball Z is the #12 video game franchise in the entire industry
" Dragonballz.com receives over 1 Million visits per month!

There are over 10,000 prizes to be given away in The Biggest, Baddest Dragon Ball Z Giveaway on Earth from such notable Dragon Ball Z licensees as Atari, Jakks Pacific and SCORE Entertainment. All the buzz generated by this promotion leads into the release of the final movie in the Dragon Ball Z saga: Dragon Ball Z - Wrath of the Dragon. The Biggest, Baddest Dragon Ball Z Giveaway on Earth will end September 19, 2006 with the final event taking place in November at Wizard World Texas. For rules and entry guidelines, or for more information on the giveaway, visit www.dragonballz.com.

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